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Coding: Streeb, Dirk: E. R. Tufte [1997]: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative isbn:978-0-9613921-2-3 - 06.02.18 09:03

Publication E. R. Tufte [1997]: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative isbn:978-0-9613921-2-3
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Space carries meaning (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 16 «…the two-dimensional plane was quantified, available for any measured data.»
Visualizations abstract structures (+-) Ambivalent One or more paragraphs pp. 35-37 «Aggregations over time may also mask relevant detail and generate misleading signals…»
Visualizations are combined with language (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 34 «In particular, the credibility of the cholera map grows out of supplemental details in the text—as image, word, and number combine to present the evidence and make the argument.»
Visualizations are constrained by the properties of spaces (-) Negative One or more sentences p. 17 «For centuries, the profound, central issue in depicting information has been how to represent three or more dimensions of data on the two-dimensional display surfaces of walls … and recently, computer screens.»
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